The Butterflies Are Coming!

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They usually arrive at the St. Marks Refuge around the third week of October, just in time for the annual Monarch Butterfly Festival.

Folks could see butterflies up close and personal inside butterfly tents or take a tour to see the butterflies as they feed.

"They're going to areas where there's a lot of butterflies on the dikes out there. There's lots of plants that have nectar in them out there, and the butterflies are out there nectaring right now and it's a good place to see all these butterflies," says Monarch Butterfly Festival organizer David Moody.

The Monarch Butterfly Festival also featured several learning activities for the kids.